Leonardo DiCaprio on the People’s Climate March in New York City, in 2014. Photograph: Edward Leavy Jr/Demotix/Corbis

The Guardian: How Leonardo DiCaprio became one of the world’s top climate change champions

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Leonardo DiCaprio was a climate champion long before the actor wrapped himself in an animal carcass, vomited up raw bison liver, and risked hypothermia for his Oscar-winning role in Revenant. DiCaprio used his acceptance speech for best actor to urge a global audience to reject the “politics of greed”, and support leaders willing to take… Read more »

Origin Magazine: Climate Changers 30+ Top Thinkers and Doers

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These climate changers are reshaping the world to deal with the climate crisis. Article: S. Jacob Scherr In December 2015, the eyes of the world will be on Paris when the nations of the world gather for COP21—the twenty-first annual meeting to talk about updating and implementing 1992 treaty promises to curb emissions of carbon… Read more »

Clean Technica – Nevadans Fight For The Right To “Bring Back Solar”

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We have been covering the decision made by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of Nevada for several weeks, talking about how 17,000 Nevadans who installed solar have had the rug pulled out from under them when the PUC killed net metering in the state. Solar companies, solar installers, activists, and average, everyday citizens of the Silver State… Read more »

Clean Technica: How 139 Countries Can Hit 100% Renewable Energy

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January 23rd, 2016 by Rogier van Rooij The idea of hitting 100% renewable energy (yes, energy, not just electricity) scares a lot of people. That is, a lot of people don’t think their cities or countries can achieve 100% renewable energy. However, a leading energy researcher at Stanford has led teams of researchers in order… Read more »

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The Guardian: It’s time to transition to 100% clean energy: the wind is now at our backs – Mark Ruffalo

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The climate agreement reached in Paris is provoking a flurry of caveats, criticisms and cautions. Many of those criticisms are warranted and there’s a lot of work ahead to make sure countries live up to their promises. But we should not miss a chance to celebrate a historic turning point. World leaders finally made commitments… Read more »

People take part in a protest about climate change around New York City Hall at lower Manhattan, New York, November 29, 2015, a day before the start of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21).  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTX1WENY

The Nation: Congress Has a Plan to Achieve 100 Percent Clean and Renewable Energy by 2050

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But instead of taking up the challenge of climate change, Republicans are threatening to shut down the government. By Raul Grijalva, Rep. Keith Ellison and Mark Ruffalo World leaders from over 190 countries are meeting right now in Paris to develop global plans to reduce carbon emissions and overcome the threat of climate change. With 2015… Read more »

From left, some of the major climate change challenges include protecting Antarctica, reducing automobile emissions, and dealing with water shortages in some places and water excesses in others. Credit From Left, John B. Weller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Frederic J. Brown, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Ruth Fremson, via The New York Time

New York Times: A Path for Climate Change, Beyond Paris

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The pledges that countries have signaled they will make in Paris over the next two weeks to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change. But many political leaders gathering there — including governors, mayors, and provincial cabinet secretaries — are pushing for more aggressive cuts…. Read more »

A car is submerged amidst water-logged houses in a rain-hit area of Chennai on November 17, 2015.   India has deployed the army and air force to rescue flood-hit residents in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, where at least 71 people have died in around a week of torrential rains.  AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Eight Ways to Save the Planet

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By Christopher Flavelle Another round of United Nations climate talks started this week in Paris, and they face a fundamental problem. Most scientists agree that potentially catastrophic climate change can’t be stopped except by keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial average. Yet even if each country cuts emissions as… Read more »